I’m a lifelong Rochester resident and host of Rochester Today on News-Talk 1340 KROC-AM. The lively one hour program runs from 11 a.m. to Noon weekdays Every Tuesday and Thursday conservative commentator and author Tom Ostrom joins me to talk about the events and issues of the day. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, James Rabe joins me to highlight the latest happenings in Rochester, along with regular appearances by the Rochester City Council President, Mayor, Olmsted County Sheriff, and the Superintendent of the Rochester Public Schools. You can also expect to hear from a list of local experts that includes Mike Dougherty from MNDOT, Steve Lange from Rochester Magazine, retired local attorney David Shulman, experienced automotive technician Dick Zeitler and Med City Movie Guy Chris Miksanek. When I’m not hosting Rochester Today, I wear my objective journalist hat as a member of the KROC news team for over 30 years.
Rochester Man Killed in Dodge County Crash
A Rochester man was killed this morning in a single-vehicle crash in Dodge County.
COVID-19: Rochester Company Says New Test Measures Immunity
A Rochester biotech company has announced that it has completed the development of a new test to measure a person's protective immunity against the new coronavirus.
COVID-19: Minnesota Stay at Home Order Ends Monday
Governor Tim Walz has announced non-essential retail businesses will be allowed to reopen on Monday.
Minnesota Health Officials Release Updated COVID-19 Modeling
New coronavirus pandemic modeling released today by the Minnesota Department of Health suggests another extension of the Stay at Home order would result in about 50 fewer deaths from the new viral illness.
Study Gives Olmsted County an ‘F’ For Social Distancing
A new report gives Olmsted County a failing grade for social distancing.
Rochester School District Commencement Plans Hit Major Snag
The Rochester School District’s plan to hold mini commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2020 has run into a major snag.
Wounded Waseca Officer Takes First Unassisted Steps
The family of Arik Mattson is reporting another significant milestone in the recovery of the wounded Waseca Police Officer.
Rochester Woman Scammed by Person Claiming to be Granddaughter
An elderly a Rochester woman has lost thousands of dollars through a variant of the "grandchild" scam.
COVID-19: Elective Surgeries Allowed in Minnesota
Governor Tim Walz today signed an executive order authorizing doctors, dentists, and veterinarians to resume performing elective surgeries and other procedures.
COVID-19: Mayo Clinic Given $26M Contract For Plasma Program
The Mayo Clinic has been awarded a $26 million contract from the federal government for using convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19.